The film re-teams her with her “Horrible Bosses” co-star Jason Sudeikis, who plays a slightly desperate, low-level drug dealer who recruits his stripper neighbor, Aniston, to play his wife on a road trip to Mexico. He devises the con in order to pick up marijuana for his horrible boss, this time played by Ed Helms.
Why the scam? “Me, crossing the border alone? Huge red flag. Families, they don’t’ get a second look,” Sudeikis pleads, as Aniston grinds up against him at her place of employment. She agrees, and soon she’s heading over the border with him, a “dork who lives in my building” (played by Will Poulter) acting as his son and a “little gutter punk” he recruits to play his daughter (played by Emma Roberts).
Along the way, their RV breaks down, they end up befriending a pair of swingers and, of course, things don’t go as planned at the drug pick-up. In order to get out of some hot water with some Mexican drug lords, Aniston strips down to her lacy unmentionables.
Perhaps the only moment to upstage Aniston’s impressive pole dancing abilities is Poulter’s mastery of Left Eye’s rap in TLC’s “Waterfalls.” Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”), the movie opens August 9 and also features Nick Offerman, Thomas Lennon and Kathryn Hahn.